Trademark Journal Publication

The trademark publication in a trademark journal is a crucial step in the trademark registration process. The mark is published in the trademark journal if it has not been objected to by the Trademark Examiner in the examination report, or if it has been objected to and overcome. In this post, we take a closer look into trademark journal publications.


Trademark Journal Publication


When Trademark is Published in Journal

The trademark application is advertised in the trademark journal if it has been accepted by the Trademark Office, either unconditionally or subject to terms or limits, or if it has been ordered to be advertised before acceptance. The mere publication of a trademark in a trademark magazine does not imply that the mark has been registered. The public, on the other hand, has the opportunity to file a trademark opposition if a trademark application is published in the trademark journal.

Advertisement of Trademark Application

The following information is published in the trademark journal with the trademark application:

  • Specifications of the trademark
  • Application submission date
  • The claim of precedence (if any)
  • The applicant’s information, including his address
  • Applicant’s address for service, as well as his agent’s contact information
  • Classification and specification of goods or services
  • a statement about the trademark’s use
  • The office that is appropriate

Trademark Journal Publication

Every Monday, the Trademark Registry’s Head Office publishes the trademark journal. The Trademark Registrar’s website provides free access to trademark periodicals. The following information can be found in trademark journals:

  1. Trade Mark applications that are accepted or ordered to be advertised before acceptance Public Notices and notifications sent by the office, if any
  2. Corrigenda or supplementary notification in relation to an earlier published application, if directed by any competent officer
  3. List of trademarks that have been registered, renewed, revoked, or whose applications have been withdrawn, among other things.
  4. Changes made after registration, such as International non-proprietary names as published by WHO from time to time are documented in assignments/transmissions.
  5. Other information as deemed necessary from time to time will be published.


Trademark Journal Publication


Opposing Trademark Published in Journal

A trademark must be contested within four months of the date of advertisement or re-advertisement in the trademark journal. A trademark application can be challenged by filing a notice of objection. The individual registering the opposition does not have to be a prior registered trademark owner or have any commercial or personal interest in the case.